European Arts Company presents

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

17 - 18 Apr, 7.30pm
Thu 2pm

The Haymarket

  • Tickets: £23, 2pm £21; Under 25s and f/t students £12 (includes £3 booking fee). Group rate available

Following a sell-out west End run, European Arts Company brings this brilliant dramatisation of the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde, written by his grandson Merlin Holland.

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Wilde's career. Less than 100 days later, he found himself a common prisoner sentenced to two years' hard labour. So what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he persecuted or the author of his own downfall? By using the actual words spoken in court, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius - as this less than ideal husband is suddenly reduced to a man of no importance.

Post-show Talk - Wed 17 Apr, 7.30pm

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